Local Events

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Citizen Science Projects:

Hellbenders – seen one? They area species of special concern, as they seem to be declining. That’s the point of this project. They are seldom seen, hiding under rocks. Don’t flip those rocks! Just gps them or note physical location. Eyeball length, note time of day and email lori.williams@ncwildlife.org or call 866.318.2401.

Discover Natural Transylvania

Discover Natural Transylvania is a monthly program series at the Transylvania County Library exploring the place where we live, work, and play. Presenters include experts in the fields of ecology, biology, geology, flora, fauna, outdoor recreation, and more. The programs are on the first Thursday evening of most months at 6:30 pm in the Rogow Room. Each program lasts approximately one hour. Light refreshments are provided. These free programs are supported by the Friends of the Library. For more information contact Marcy Thompson at 828-884-1820

There will be no program in October because of the Annual Book Sale.

Bag Lunch Arts
Our monthly Bag Lunch Arts Series spotlights authors, artists, performers, and speakers sharing their talent and knowledge. Held on the third Tuesday of most months at 12 noon in the Rogow Family Community Room. Patrons are encouraged to bring along a bag lunch to enjoy before the program. Cookies and coffee are courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Programs last approximately one hour.

Tuesday, October 15 — Storyteller and performer Gary Greene will present Carl Sandburg: A Wanderer’s Heart, PART 2, a character portrayal of Carl Sandburg. Completing the story began in his November 2018 program, Gary will bring to life the story of Carl Sandburg from his youthful wanderings in the Midwest, to his blossoming career as a journalist and poet in Chicago, culminating in the “national treasure” he became in his later years at Connemara. This will be an opportunity to experience Sandburg’s life through his own words, thoughts and passions. Gary Greene has lived in WNC for 30 years and has divided his professional career between the church and the library. He recently retired from Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church as the Director of Family Ministries and currently works part-time in the Youth Services Department at the Library. It was through performing with the theater company Poetry Alive that he became acquainted with the popular poetry of Carl Sandburg. Gary notes, “I found a kindred spirit in Sandburg. We both grew up in the Midwest knowing the same landscapes and people. We both loved telling stories to children and plinking around on a guitar. We both ended up in the mountains of Western North Carolina and have been nourished by its beauty. Today his work seems to me as timely as ever.”

Tuesday, November 19 — Author and scholar Pam Blevins will present B.A.C.H. – A Musical Mystery Tour.

Tuesday, December 17 – TBA

Friends of the Oklawaha

Henderson County is developing a new Greenway Master Plan. For more information and to  complete a short survey go to https://www.hendersoncountync.gov/greenway-network

The Greenway Master Plan establishes and communicates a broad vision for a countywide Greenway Network, and provides guidance to Henderson County and its partners, so that all involved can collaboratively work towards and benefit from that vision.

Join the Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, October 9th (rain date – Friday, October 11) to replant the beds around the Oklawaha’s Greenway’s red Kiosk. Many of the original plantings were destroyed by last year’s floods. Conserving Carolina will provide native plants that are more resistant to flooding. Bring gloves, a trowel and a water bottle, and meet at the Kiosk, which is at the intersection of the Oklawaha Greenway and the spur that runs up to Patton Park. All are welcome.






NC Arboretum Adult Education Classes
NC Arboretum Calendar of Events

Grow Magazine

bullingtonBullington Gardens Events & Workshops
95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville NC 28792
Call (828) 698-6104 for more information.


The Botanical Gardens at Asheville

The Botanical Gardens at Asheville offers many helpful and informative classes designed to deepen your relationship to the region’s flora and fauna and to help you successfully landscape with natives. We enjoy relationships with many of the region’s naturalist experts. Thanks to their generosity, we can offer our community an in-depth and affordable look at one of the world’s most unique and diverse native habitats.

Click here for calendar. For more information call 828.258.8737 x 216 or Email: susan@mountaintrue.org

North Carolina Native Plant Society – Western Chapter


Contact botanynerd89@gmail.com for more details or https://www.facebook.com/botanynerds

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-6734

Find out more information about upcoming events on our website:  www.malaprops.com/event

Submit events for inclusion to wcbotanicalclub@gmail.com